Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 09:00 to 19:00 The importance of open source lawyers' practice and knowledge is increasing and we decided to organise an "off" conference exclusively dedicated to the legal analysis of the GPLv3. This conference has taken place in the same venue as PCL, and was translated in French and English. In our program, we decided to firstly analyse the GPLv3 by features (Internationalisation, ASP, DRM/anti-lockdown, Patents, Compatibility, etc..) and secondly, to present the points of view of stakeholders from different industrial sectors.


European Open source Lawyers Event

24 September 2008 / France – “Paris, Capitale du Libre”

9h00 - 19h00 (salon de la Fondation des États-Unis)

GPLv3 and European Law


MORNING:GPLv3 by Features


AFTERNOON:GPLv3 by Sectors


The process of GPL revision (slides)


Philippe Aigrain (Sopinspace/SFLC)




The GPLv3 from the service & development industry perspective (slides)

Benjamin Jean (Linagora)


The “internationalisation” of the GPLv3 wording (slides)

Ciaran O’Riordan (Freedom Task Force)




GPLv3 from the embedded soft-ware/hardware industry perspective (slides DM) (slides PR)

David Marr (Sun)

Phill Robb (Hewlett-Packard)


The copyleft extent of the GPLv3 (slides)

Javier Gonzalez (University of the

Balearic Islands)




The GPL enforcement and GPL compilation

Loïc Dachary (APRIL / FSF France)


The GPLv3 and ASP


Marco Ciurcina (




GPLv3 or EUPL? Alternative for Public sectors and their providers (slides)

Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz (Unisys)








The GPLv3 and compatibility issues (slides)


Philippe Laurent (CRID / MVVP)




The GPLv3 from the public administration perspective (slides)

Thierry Aimé (Ministère des finances - FR)


The GPLv3 and patents (slides)


Bruno De Vuyst (MVVP)




The GPLv3 from the public administration perspective (II) — SaaS (slides)

Pascal Verniory (DCTI – CH)


The GPLv3 and DRMs /anti-lock down clauses (slides)

Philippe Aigrain (Sopinspace/SFLC)




The (L)GPLv3 from the community perspective (slides)

Sophie Gautier (


The GPLv3 : warranty & liability (slides)


Sandrine Rambaud (Bird & Bird)




Groklaw and the GPL: How the Community Helps (slides)

Erwan Hamon (FFII France)


The GPLv3 and private law considerations (slides)

Grégoire Jocquel (Cabinet Gilles Vercken)




The GPL from the US lawyer’s point of view / The Jacobsen v. Katzer case (slides)

Mark Radcliffe (DLA Piper)